Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
A little more than a year ago, Joao opened his massage therapy office, and since then, offered a new option in health care for the Kenner, Louisiana community. With his new working capital, Joao was able to obtain an additional certification as well as buy more equipment to be able to grow his business in order to serve a larger part of community.

Joao's therapy salon includes a traditional western red cedar sauna, state-of-the-art massage tables and hot towel therapy. Joao strives to be the best at what he does and strives to deliver the best customer service to all of his patients and clients. In addition to massage therapy, Joao offers six different lines of massage products, including creams and oils.

Additional Information

About LiftFund

LiftFund. ( is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at


About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 16
    View loans »
    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,423,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $7,425 helped Joao to obtain an additional certification and buy more equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2013
Feb 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 30, 2014